July Forum: Certified Living – The Living Building Challenge

July 9, 2018

Certified Living – The Living Building Challenge Dissected     The concept of buildings performing as an ecosystem is becoming a reality as advancing design strategies and certifications strengthen the integration of the natural and built environments. Living Building Challenge, administered by the International Living Future Institute, challenges buildings to function as a sustainable system by encouraging thoughtful and holistic design.   Join GreenHome NYC Wednesday July 18th to deepen your knowledge of healthy, impactful building design. Learn about the positive impacts and potential ramifications of buildings pursuing the Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification from LBC and construction experts.   Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Time: 6:30-8pm Location: BrightPower, 11 Hanover Square, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10005   Register here!   Event speakers will include:   Casey Cullen-Woods LEED AP BD&C, Living Future Accredited, WELL AP- Sustainability Project Manager at Cosentini Associates. After studying Environmental Science at the University of Vermont with a focus on Ecological Design, Casey earned her MS in Urban Sustainability at CCNY. Co-Founder and co-facilitator of the NYC Living Building Challenge Collaborative, she has spent over 8 years working on sustainability projects nationwide.The NYC Living Building Challenge Collaborative aims to find place-based solutions to industry challenges in NYC, collaborate with peers in related fields, and produce work that can be used as tools for projects ready to create regenerative buildings and neighborhoods   Megan Bové LEED AP: BD+C, ID+C, LFA: Megan Bové is a project manager for Vidaris Inc. in the green and energy division. Vidaris, headquartered in NYC is a provider of niche consulting services within the architecture, engineering and construction industries focusing on high-performance buildings and specialty structures. Vidaris provides an integrated, holistic approach, and their professionals provide solutions for building envelope, energy efficiency, sustainability, code advisory and construction advisory projects. Megan is currently an executive board member for the Long Island Chapter of USGBC.   Megan is responsible for supervising all elements of sustainability requirements for various project types and sustainable certifications. She has contributed to projects seeking LEED, WELL, Living Building Challenge, and Enterprise Green Communities. She has participated on/led sustainability efforts for projects such as One World Trade Center Observatory, multiple projects at the Hudson Yards development, and Etsy’s Headquarters in Brooklyn. Etsy’s headquarters achieved a Petal certification from ILFI and currently one of the largest projects to achieve such a certification in the nation. Megan has over 10 years in the building industry with the last 8 years focused specifically on sustainability. is passionate in assisting projects pursue their sustainability goals.